Where Americans spend grocery money, 1982 vs. today Commented on: 1 year ago (July 16, 2012)

Two thoughts: The "eat less meat" concept of healthy eating might have some merit, but certainly not if the meat is replaced with a salty, sugary, highly-processed food. Second, this graph...

Why retailers should never use the 'Dr. Oz excuse' Commented on: 1 year ago (May 14, 2012)

Daniel,
These are all good suggestions. What's the fallback if the manufacturer is out, too? In my reporting on the "Dr. Oz effect" I have discovered that the show is capable of generating...

Meet DMAA's replacement: Dendrobium extract Commented on: 1 year ago (May 10, 2012)

I guess the question for any of these is, do they work better than plain old caffeine? It seems as if there is, broadly speaking, a push in the marketplace toward "clean label" products. In...

Can organic algae sustain the omega-3 market? Commented on: 1 year ago (April 30, 2012)

Re: Algae and fuels: It is true that biofuels research is a big part of the algae story. The Pentagon has been pushing this research for strategic purposes to find ways to obtain more fuel without...

California's GMO petition is a danger to industry Commented on: 2 years ago (April 11, 2012)

Jeanne,
I take your criticism of the use of the word "frivilous." Wrong word to use.
On the initiative process in general, I am a supporter. But it is a valid criticism, I think, to...

Omega-3s suppliers dispute conclusions of forage fish report Commented on: 2 years ago (April 9, 2012)

That we live in a finite world is undeniable. And omega-3s are available from algal sources. The issue there is cost; these sources are still quite a bit more expensive than marine sources. As...

GMPs seen as solution to supplements' dry labbing problem Commented on: 2 years ago (March 21, 2012)

No one is saying that the dietary supplements industry needs no regulation. It IS regulated, which is one of the points of the above article. The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations...

Is dry labbing the dirty secret of the dietary supplements industry? Commented on: 2 years ago (March 16, 2012)

I agree, Suzanne. It never plays well to have mainstream media outlets drag a skeleton out of the closet and to have the fact exposed that industry knew it was there all along and was unwilling...

CRN has 'very constructive' meeting with FDA on NDI issue Commented on: 2 years ago (February 10, 2012)

It is a good sign that the head of CFSAN was at this meeting. It means that the concerns of industry have reached up the chain of command. After the dust settles, maybe years from now, there will...

Will USP's new standard strain the probiotic foods market? Commented on: 2 years ago (January 20, 2012)

In the interest of furthering the scientific backing of health claims in the natural products business, it seems clear that pushing manufacturers toward strain-specific sourcing and labeling is...

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